- a sharp, often virulent satire directed against an individual or institution; a work of literature, art, or the like, ridiculing severely the character or behavior of a person, society, etc.
- to mock or ridicule in a lampoon: to lampoon important leaders in the government.
Origin of lampoon
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Examples from the Web for lampooning
And one thing it’s been lampooning since the beginning is the idea of the superwoman who can ‘do it all.Three Top Lessons From ‘30 Rock’ Scholars
January 30, 2013
In some meta-reversal of roles, the debating Biden became Jon Stewart lampooning the debate after it took place.In Vice Presidential Debate, Joe Biden Perfects Art of the Smirk
October 13, 2012
P.S. I've assumed the entire time Posner is lampooning everyone who is enraged by his story.History's Vilest #SlatePitch Asks: Why Do We Bitterly Cling to Free Speech?
September 26, 2012
Her religion too—indeed religion in general—is in for a lampooning.How Palin Haters Help Palin
September 19, 2011
She keeps an eye on the enemy with a popular on-air bit called “Rightwing World,” lampooning conservatives.The Next Glenn Beck
Samuel P. Jacobs
February 7, 2010
As early as 1832 Jerrold was lampooning him in his "Punch in London."The History of "Punch"
M. H. Spielmann
As it was, the poor little cripple was whipped at Twyford for lampooning his master.Obiter Dicta
Why, dash it all, she will be lampooning us in it before we know where we are.The Silent Barrier
They avenged themselves by lampooning him, and they were masters in the art.The Commercial Restraints of Ireland
John Hely Hutchinson
Thus the older poets were distinguished as writers of heroic or of lampooning verse.Poetics
- a satire in prose or verse ridiculing a person, literary work, etc
- (tr) to attack or satirize in a lampoon
Word Origin and History for lampooning
1650s, from lampoon (n.), or else from French lamponner, from the Middle French noun. Related: Lampooned; lampooning.